Kid's Classes - Self Defense & Martial Arts for ages 7-13
Central to our studio is respect. Our logo means to be worthy of respect. The respect we want to help develop in our classes is not only for others, but a healthy self-respect that is based on giving our best, and being of service to others.
We work to instill a sense of responsibility into our students - not just because of the inherent seriousness of what we are teaching, but because this establishes a mindset that prepares the student for success. We teach our students to take responsibility for their rank, for their progress, and for their behavior. And show them that behavior has consequences, which can be postive and life changing, or negative, taking us further from our goals. A child’s social behavior is directly linked to his or her progression in the Kenpo Karate class. Earning their next rank is not just about learning the techniques, it's about personal growth and becoming a better person.
We never work against a child's dignity, or use embarrasment as a substitute for motivation. Our instructors model good behavior to the students and for each other. Arnott Kenpo Karate classes also teach:
Courage and Confidence
There is a comfort in knowing that your child can defend themselves should the a real need arise but your own child’s self confidence in knowing this themselves is immeasurable. There is a courage from knowing that you can say and do the right thing, and not have to go along with the crowd out of fear or lack of self esteem.
Children who practice Martial Arts at Arnott Kenpo Karate learn leadership skills - it is woven in to the curriculum. Our kids work to earn their Assistant Instructors Badge and learn about the rewards and responsibilities of teamwork. They develop a stronger social intelligence which can help them in all areas of their life, especially as they move on to College and their careers.
Kenpo Karate is a self-defense based martial art. It is meant to quickly and effectively end an assault. However, we teach methods for de-escalating confrontations before they result in violence, and that by acting with respect towards others, altercations are less likely.
We want our kids to stay kids as long as possible. But both kids who are bullied and who bully others may experience serious, lasting problems. Bullies use their power to control or harm others. Bullying includes making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally and purposely excluding someone from a group.
Our approach is based on straightforward prevention strategies. Students are taught to manage situations without the use of violence.